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Do You Have a Right to Privacy... From Google?

Michael Gregg | Posted 05.23.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

From Google Search's exhaustive indexing of personal information, to revenge porn sites and surveillance cameras, is personal privacy still relevant?

We Need a 'Do Not Track' List

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Americans are now being tracked as they've never been tracked before. What is normal and accepted these days sounds like a tinfoil-hatted paranoiac's delusion from just a few decades ago, in fact.

Do Not Track Kids Act of 2013 Introduced in Congress

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

It is promising to see leaders of both parties and both houses of Congress come together to address kids' online privacy, an issue of increasing concern for families across the country.Today's kids are living so much of their lives online and are forfeiting their right to privacy before they fully understand what privacy is.

The Economics of PRISM and the Internet

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology
Bennet Kelley

Increasingly, the NSA story has been linked with Big Data and to the extent this development makes netizens more reluctant to engage in online activity, that is a concern that needs to be addressed.

Timothy Stenovec

Privacy Apps Not Just For The Paranoid Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.17.2013 | Technology

Once considered tools for tinfoil-hat wearing conspiracy theorists and stealthy corporate executives, software that allows you to hide your tracks onl...

Your Personal Data Is Worth Less Than A Dollar

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

Your personal information may be valuable to companies looking to sell you stuff, but they don’t pay much for that data. Basic details like your...

Jason Gilbert

How To Stop Advertisers From Tracking Your iPhone

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.15.2012 | Technology

Your iPhone, I'm sad to say, is not like Las Vegas: What happens there often does not stay there. Much of your iPhone activity -- including your w...

Why Are Tech Companies Dragging Their Feet On 'Do Not Track'?

Reuters | Claire Davenport | Posted 12.10.2012 | Technology

By Claire Davenport BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Internet standard-setters are watering down a tool that is supposed to help Web users hide the...

'Do Not Track' Has Crossed Into Crazy Territory

ZDNET | Posted 12.10.2012 | Technology

The advertising industry wants to change the definition of Do Not Track into something Orwell would be proud of. One influential member of the W3C wor...

The Bizarre, Belated Assault on 'Do Not Track'

Leslie Harris | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
Leslie Harris

It is difficult to understand why Do Not Track is controversial. At the end of the day, privacy advocates will have to settle for something less than ideal -- and advertisers must honor their commitment to comply with users' Do Not Track instructions.

FTC Chairman: Advertisers Backing Away From 'Do Not Track' Pledge

Wall Street Journal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Technology

In February, the online advertising industry declared that it would agree to honor "Do Not Track" options in Web browsers by the end of the year- a re...

Do Not Track May Hinder Campaigns

Alex Palombo | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology
Alex Palombo

The Do Not Track opt-in option will be a part of the major web browsers by the end of this year; when websites will follow suit is a far different story and may take months or years to happen. But this is a burgeoning privacy issue.

Microsoft's Plan For New Internet Explorer Privacy Feature Hits Snag

Wired | Posted 06.07.2012 | Technology

The latest proposed draft of the Do Not Track specification published Wednesday requires that users must choose to turn on the anti-behavioral trackin...

What Is Google's Online Tracker Really Saying About Us?

Jamie Court | Posted 08.07.2012 | Technology
Jamie Court

2012-06-07-Screenshot20120607at9.21.25AM.jpgThis smart video jamming Google's "Chrome Coffee" commercial gives a glimpse into the mind of the Internet Goliath's online tracking program.

Twitter Supports 'Do Not Track'

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.17.2013 | Technology

Twitter is the latest site to jump on the Do Not Track bandwagon. The privacy feature, which is currently in use in several major browsers including M...

Web Giants Gear Up For Battle

Reuters | Jasmin Melvin | Posted 05.09.2012 | Technology

By Jasmin Melvin WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Emboldened by their victory in quashing online piracy legislation, U.S. Internet companies are ...

Google Will Offer 'Do Not Track' Button For Users

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 04.24.2012 | Technology

Thursday marked a victory for Google users who want more control over their personal data online. Bloomberg reports that Google will join a host of...

New York Times Cookie Hypocrisy

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 01.21.2012 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

While the Times editorializes in favor of Do Not Track and other privacy legislation going through Congress and the FTC, it makes much use of personal, private, and tracking information itself.

Lawmakers: Popular Sites Must Stop 'Constant Abuse' Of User Privacy

Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - Two leading lawmakers on privacy -- a Republican and Democrat -- have asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into MSN.com and Hulu.c...

'Do Not Track' Privacy Tools Mostly Ignored By Users

news.consumerreports.org | Posted 07.24.2011 | Technology

Last year, the Federal Trade Commission suggested that consumers needed a way to tell online advertisers to bug off and not to follow their every onli...

Why We Need "Do Not Track Kids"

Jim Steyer | Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology
Jim Steyer

Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX) took a major step to protect the privacy of kids online by introducing "Do Not Track Kids" legi...

Do-Not-Track-Online Goes On National Map With Rockefeller Bill

Jamie Court | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

The Do Not Track Me movement is so important because it sets the principle and precedent of the first real governmental limits on the Wild West of Internet data mining.

Congressmen Release 'Do Not Track Kids' Bill

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 07.07.2011 | Technology

A draft House bill with bipartisan support would prohibit companies from tracking children on the Internet without parental consent, restrict online m...

How To Browse Privately In Firefox, Chrome And IE

Posted 06.26.2011 | Technology

Becky Chambers Private browsing is all the rage with browsers these days. Once you go into private browsing mode, you can traverse the internet w...

Amy Lee

Looking At Who's Looking At You: Users Lack Necessary Tools To See Who's Tracking Them Online

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 06.22.2011 | Technology

The next time you spend an hour Googling that weird rash on your arm, keep in mind that hundreds of bugs are watching too -- and that you may never kn...